Born Lillian Claire Laizer Getel Klot, October 21, 1933, in London, England;died July 5, 1992, in London. Actress, singer, and writer. Brown began appearing on stage in the 1950s following a stint as a performer in nightclubs; herearly credits included roles in The Threepenny Opera, which ran from 1955 to1956 in New York City and London, and in The Lily White Boys in 1960. But her first big career opportunity came later in 1960, when she was cast as Nancyin the musical Oliver! For her portrayal of Nancy, Brown was honored with the Variety Critic Poll Award and an Antoinette Perry Award nomination for bestactress. Brown also had success in film and television. She appeared in thefilms The Fixer (1968), Tales that Witness Madness (1973), and Burnin' Love (1987), and in such television plays as the BBC's Mother Courage in 1960 and Shoulder to Shoulder, for which she also served as producer and which aired asan episode of the PBS series Masterpiece Theater in 1975. Brown performed asa vocalist in such variety programs as The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 to 1965and An Evening with Alan Jay Lerner in 1989, and appeared in episodes of thetelevision series Murder She Wrote (1989) and Cheers (1990).